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Keyboard controls

This section lists the keyboard controls specific to Trace Modeler. Standard UI elements like menu items, buttons, lists, etc. should work the same as in any other program on your system.

Almost all of Trace Modeler's functionality can be accessed with the keyboard. For certain features, the keyboard is the faster/easier way to use them. So be sure to glance over the controls below, you might find a shortcut you don't know about yet..

Terminology

In this manual, the following terminology is used when discussing how to get things done by using the keyboard :

Term
Explanation
A
Press the 'a' key
CTRL-A
Press the 'a' key whilst holding down the ctrl key
SHIFT-A
Press the 'a' key whilst holding down the shift key
LEFT
Press the left arrow key
F1
Press function key F1
DEL
Press the delete key

Keyboard controls specific to text edit mode

These controls can only be used when text edit mode is active.

Basically, editing text in Trace Modeler works the same as in other programs and you can also use the standard keyboard shortcuts for cut, copy and paste. Note that text can span multiple lines.

Note that TAB characters are always replaced with spaces.

Keyboard controls specific to diagram edit mode

The controls below can only be used when diagram edit mode is active.

General keyboard controls, whether or not there is a current selection

When there is no current selection

When there is a current selection (any kind of element)

When the selected element is a target

When the selected element is a message (i.e. its call arrow, an activation or a return arrow)

When the selected element is a comment

When the selected element is a comment connector

When the selected element is a combined fragment

When the selected element is an operand

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